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THE OLDEST AND MOST WIDELY CIRCULATED JEWISH PUBLICATION IN THIS TERRITORY VOL. 23 NO. 36 Capital Spotlight BY BEATRICE HEIMAN (Copyright, 1947, JTA, Inc.) Palestine has barely to be men tioned at the UN and the legal istically minded are off with a running start. The question of whether tc set up a special Palestine committee at this session of the General As sembly was the first order of bus iness at the first meeting of the General Committee, which recom mends the agenda to the Assem bly. Debate was' immediately pre cipitated by the Syrian represent ative, as to the name of the Pal estine committee. The common sense suggestion was made by the British delegate that it be the “ad hoc Palestine Committee.” See sawing back and forth ensued, and the Chinese representative came up with the mouthful: the “ad hoc committee on the Palestinian question.” At this point ever-tactful and good-humored Oswaldo Aranha of Brazil, president of the Assembly and chairman of the General Committee, Interposed a story. He was reminded, he said, of the two fiances who spent so much time during their engagement in arguing over the name of their first child that they never did get married. In the case of Palestine the Chinese proposal was adopted. And in the practical course of events, the body is now popularly called the Palestine Committee. During the early stages, even before the Palestine Committee got down to work, the question uppermost was: the policy to be taken by the United States and by the Soviet Union. Secretary of State Marshall, head of the American delegation, tipped the scales in his first speech to the Assembly when he said that the United States gives “great weight” to the unanimous and majority recommendations of the UN Spe cial Committee report. This, in essence, means that the United States supports partition. What the United States is ready to offer byway of putting partition into effect remains to be seen. That, among other aspects, is the sub ject of intensive behind-the-scenes discussions in Waslflngton plus UN back rooms. How the Soviets will act is wide °perr. in last May’s special ses sion their stand was: first, to sup port a Palestinian, bi-national state and, secondly, if this proved unworkable, to support partition. Ho reference to Palestine was contained in the first Soviet speech of this session of the As sembly, by chief delegate Andrei Vishinsky. It was brought up Dnl Y briefly and in passing, by Ukrainian representative Dimitri danuilsky when he said, without ln y qualifications, that Palestine 8 entitled to independence. Stassen to Speak at 52nd Jewish War Vet Convention in St. Paul, October 15-19 j mm .... v . v ...... v - HU! mmMmmmm legg <"> ; , »•- 1 9 mrnmM < 3 r HU V *\ Harold E. Stassen, (center), Republican presidential aspirant, will be among the speakers at the 52nd annual xonvention of the Jewish War Veter* ana of the U. S. to be held in St. Paul from Wednesday, October 15th through Sunday, October 19th. He is seen with National Commander Milton H. Rich* man (left) and Chief of Staff Martin H. Horwitz (right) in a photo taken in New York at a reception given by the J.W.V. to the new American Legion National Commander, James F. O’Neil, who will also be a speaker at the convention. Zionist Youths to Meet in Orlando On October 4th and sth Orlando, Florida will be the scene on October 4-5 of the first annual Florida State Zionist Youth Conclave where some 100 young Zionists from the twelve chapters of Junior Hadassah, Masada, and IZFA will assemble for a two-day conference and social gathering. Plans for the conclave are being arranged by the co-ed Masada Chapter of Orlando under the di rection of Stanley Becker, William Jacob, Larry Levy, and Dr. Sam Sulman. Invitations have been sent to all young Zionist groups, and prospective leaders of groups, in Miami Beach, Miami, Daytona Beach, St. Petersburg, Tampa, Jacksonville, West Palm Beach, and Fort Lauderdale. Expected in Orlando to partici pate in the conference are Dr. El- Wood C. Nance, president of the University of Tampa; Israel Katz of Atlanta, president of the South eastern Region of Masada; Miss Natalie Frankel of Miami Beach, president of the Southeastern Re gion of Jr. Hadassah; Herman Popkin of Atlanta, youth director of the Southern Zionist Youth Commission; and other leaders of the Zionist youth movement in the South. Program for the two-day con clave, as announced by the Or lando group, includes business sessions, a banquet and dance, seminars arid workshops, joint meetings. to make plans for ex pansion, a luncheon, and a final barbecue. “While the week-end event is intended primarily for young Zion ists in the State of Florida,” the announcement about the conclave stated, “members of all youth groups in other parts of the Re gion are invited to attend. Head quarters for the meeting will be at the San Juan Hotel. * There is one book that influ ences too many—the pocketbook. JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3, 1947 Eternal Light Enters Fourth Year With Radio Show Oct. sth The Eternal Light, one of the foremost religious programs orr the air today, will enter its fourth year with an anniversary broad cast on Sunday, October 5, 1947. The series is presented by NBC each Sunday (12:30-1:00 PM East ern Standard Time) under the auspices of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. During * its three years on the air, the Eternal Light has at tracted an audience which is esti mated today at 6,000,000 listeners. Survey Indicates Anti-Semitism Drops Jewish Enrollment In Professional Schools WASHINGTON, D. C.—The proportion of Jewish students en rolled in professional courses dropped from 8.8 percent in 1935 to 7.0 percent in 1946, according to an announcement by Leon J. Ober mayer, Philadelphia, Chairman of the B’nai B’rith Vocational Service Commission. ~ These figures resulting from the B’rtai B’rith Vocational Service Bureau’s Decennial Census of Jew ish College Students, are exclusive of enrollments in the arts and sciences. The fact that Jews go to college today In practically the same pro portion as eleven years ago (8.8 percent in 1935 and 9.0 percent in 1946), leads the B’nai B’rith Voca tional Service Bureau to believe that the decline in professional courses is due, at least partly, to increased discrimination against Jews in professional schools and departments. A more restrictive application of the quota system is seen in sig nificant declines in Jewish enroll B’nai B’ritli Urges: Truman To Act on Palestine Case WASHINGTON, D. C.—An emergency appeal to President Tru man to use his office “not only for favorable consideration of the principles of the UNSCOP majority report, but also its implementa tion with the United States assuming its share of the responsibility,” was made this week by Frank Goldman, President of B’nai B’rith, on behalf of its National Executive Committee. Philadelphia Surveys Local Discrimination PHILADELPHIA (JTA) A "definite pattern of discriminatory quotas” has been revealed as a result of a year-long survey of the four medical schools in Philadel phia by the Jewish Community Relations Council. The survey covered all colleges and profes sional schools, but only the medi cal schools were found to be prac ticing widespread discrimination. The survey was conducted with the assistance of several hundred volunteer workers and using a new pattern called the “Classmate Identification Method,” under which a member of each class was asked to identify the race, re ligion and national background of all members of the class, and the information was checked by an other member of the group. This tended to rectify errors resulting from Jewish students having non- Jewish names, or non-Jews having Jewish-sounding names. The sur vey also disclosed discrimination against Italian-American and Ne gro students, particularly the latter. The survey was released by Abraham L. Freedman, presi dent of the Jewish Community Relations Council. The program is broadcast each week by almost 70 NBC network stations covering all of America from Augusta, Maine to Los Angeles, California. An audience for the Eternal Light is also being established beyond the borders of the United States. ments in medicine and dentistry. The percentage of Jewish students declined from 15.9 to 12.7 in 67 out of 89 medical schools which reported both in 1935 and 1946. Although the total enrollment in the 67 schools rose from 20,039 to 21,575, the Jewish enrollment in the same schools sank from 3,179 to 2,737. The percentage of Jewish stud ents dropped from 28.2 to 18.9 in 31 out of 45 dental schools which reported both in 1935 and 1946. The total enrollment in the 31 schools increased from 6,068 to 6,320, but the Jewish enrollment in the same schools dropped from 1,715 to 1,196. B’nai B’rith, representing more than 300,000 men and women the United States, is the world’s largest and oldest Jewish service organization. The text of Mr. Goldman’s tel egram follows: “B’nai B’rith, largest Jewish membership organization in Amer ica, most respectfully appeals to you for immediate public state ment supporting the principles of UNSCOP majority recommenda tions, relating to Palestine, and setting forth practical measures for the relief of the intolerable and too long continued sad plight and unbearable position of the dis placed persons. Such a statement would be in line with the forth right and unequivocal expressions by you and by our country’s spokesmen in the United Nations with reference to other important international affairs. We are a ware of the recent statement by the Secretary of State that the United States would give ‘great weight’ to UysCOP’s majority recommendations. The American Jewish Conference has expressed our views with reference to those recommendations. After so many reports and investigations relating to Palestine, we submit that an impartial formula now appears in those recommendations, which our country should take the lead in supporting and thus aid in bring ing about an end to the present insufferable situation. We plead for your personal intervention to accomplish the following: “1. The immediate large-scale immigration of Jews into Pales tine. “2. Making ships available so that displaced persons desiring to immigrate to Palestine need not languish in the camps of Germany for another winter. “3. The weight of your great office and of our country be brought to bear upon and lead to not only the favorable considera tion of the principles of the UNSCOP majority report but also its Implementation with the Unit ed States assuming Its share of the responsibility. "We entreat you, Mr. President, in this eleventh and decisive hour, to take these steps which will square with the tradition of our beloved nation as the champion of the oppressed.” $350,000 Must be Raised Give generously to the United Jewish Appeal. . , Jacksonville’s quota is $350- 000 of the $170,000,000 which America must raise. $3.00 A YEAR